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By Lawrence Miall, Mary Rudolf, Dominic Smith

ISBN-10: 0632056436

ISBN-13: 9780632056439

Paediatrics at a Glance presents an creation to paediatrics and the issues encountered in baby healthiness as they found in basic, neighborhood and secondary care, from start via to formative years.

Thoroughly up-to-date to mirror adjustments in knowing of adolescence affliction during the last five years, the 4th variation of this best-selling textbook diagrammatically summarises the most differential diagnoses for every featuring symptom, whereas accompanying textual content covers vital issues and prerequisites in addition to administration information.

Paediatrics at a Glance:
• Is an available, hassle-free advisor to the total paediatric curriculum
• Features increased assurance of mental matters and ethics in baby health
• Includes extra on advances in genetics, screening and remedy of adolescence illness
• Contains new video clips of systems and ideas at the spouse website
• encompasses a fresh bankruptcy on Palliative Care - an rising region within the specialty
• Features complete color art throughout
• features a significant other web site at featuring interactive self-assessment case studies, MCQs, videos of the methods and ideas coated within the e-book, and hyperlinks to on-line resources

Paediatrics at a Glance is the appropriate significant other for a person approximately to begin a paediatric attachment or module and should entice clinical scholars, junior medical professionals and GP trainees in addition to nursing scholars and different overall healthiness professionals.

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The convulsion is usually short lived, lasting only a few minutes. Status epilepticus occurs in less than 1% of febrile convulsions. Febrile convulsions should be managed by identifying and treating the source of the fever, and cooling the child by undressing them and sponging their skin with tepid water. Antipyretics such as paracetamol or ibuprofen should be given. If the convulsion persists for more than 10 min it should be terminated with rectal diazepam. Investigations should be performed to exclude serious infection, and if no obvious focus of infection is found a lumbar puncture is indicated to exclude meningitis.

Health workers need to find novel ways of engaging with adolescents, especially particularly vulnerable groups. Adolescent issues 33 10 The child health service Who is involved? Health visitors are nurses specially trained in childcare and development, and are responsible for most of the child health surveillance and promotion programme for preschool children. They work with general practitioners, and run child health clinics, visit at home and provide support, particularly for families identified as being in need or at risk School nurses are specially trained to work with children at school.

An increasing proportion of teenagers use drugs. Cannabis and Ecstasy are commonly used and about 5% of teenagers experiment with hard drugs (cocaine, heroin, amphetamines). Solvent abuse is also common, especially amongst disadvantaged teenagers. Signs of drug use may include: mood changes, loss of appetite, loss of interest in schoolwork and leisure interests, drowsiness or sleeplessness, furtive behaviour, stealing, unusual smells on clothing. • Smoking. While the incidence of adult cigarette smoking is decreasing, teenage smoking is increasing, especially amongst teenage girls.

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